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    • 01 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • PRN Physical Therapy 4453 Eastgate Mall Suite 120 San Diego, CA 92121
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    One Day High Velocity Low Amplitude Technique Course

    Offered by the California Orthopedic Manual Therapy Special Interest Group of the CPTA

    August 1, 2020

    PRN Physical Therapy

    4453 Eastgate Mall Suite 120

    San Diego, CA 92121

      San Diego, CA 

    0.8 CEUs

    Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS

    and

    Nick Perkins, PT, DPT 


    Description:

    The course will primarily consist of lab sessions with interspersed instructional components. There will be a review of evidence pertaining to HVLA, indications/contraindications to HVLA, a discussion of VBI/CAD testing, and concepts related to the model of spinal positioning and locking for HVLA. Specific techniques and strategies from osteopathic and Australian traditions will be presented. There will be ample time for practice and one on one attention.

    Participants: Physical Therapists only

    Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:12 (we will be limiting this course to 12 persons MAX)

    Educational level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Tuition:

    • COMPTSIG members - $180

    • APTA members - $210

    • Non-APTA members - $300
    • Student Member- $99
    • Student Non-Member- $120


    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

    *Describe the limitations of clinical VBI/CAD testing and perform the recommended screening procedure

    *Discuss current best evidence relating to the indications/contraindications and use of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) techniques for the spine and extremities

    *Describe and demonstrate spinal positioning and locking used in cervical cervicothoracic, and lumbar HVLA techniques necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety while delivering an effective thrust

    *Demonstrate enhanced proficiency and confidence in the delivery of HVLA techniques to the spine


    Agenda:


    Lecture will be approximately 2 hours and consist of:

    • Introduction

    • Review of Indications/contraindications for HVLA

    • Current Theories on HVLA

    • Biomechanical vs non-biomechanical thrust direction

    • Cavitation vs non-cavitation thrust efficacies

    • Soft tissue treatment pre vs. post-HVLA technique

    • Theories on pre-thrust joint positioning

    Lab portion will be approximately 6 hours and consist of:

    • Demonstration of various hand hold options for HVLA

    • Proper body mechanics for HVLA

    • Prone vs. supine vs. sitting vs. standing options

    • HVLA spine techniques by location:

    •  

      • C0-C1

      • C1-C2

      • C3-C6

      • Cervicothoracic junction

      • Mid-thoracic

      • Thoracolumbar junction

      • Lumbar/sacroiliac options

      • HVLA extremity & rib options


    Instructors:

    Dr. Davis Koh, DPT, MBA, GCS, CSCS

    Dr. Koh is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with over 20 years of experience. He earned his B.S. degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as his Master and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. In 2007, Dr. Koh earned a Master in Business Administration from USC’s Marshall School of Business. 

    His extensive training over the years has included studying different treatment techniques originating from Russia, Norway, France, Great Britain, Italy, South America, Korea and Australia.

    Dr. Koh has been invited as a guest speaker for various organizations such as the University of California- Irvine Dept. of Sports Medicine, Columbia University, Rice University, USC School of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University School of Physical Therapy, California Physical Therapy Association, New York Knicks NBA Team, New York Liberty WNBA Team, Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Team, multiple NSCA State Conferences, Naval Special Warfare PT Department, US Army Med Dept. – Fort Bragg, Elite Sports and Spine Expo, and COPA World Conference.

    In addition to working with individual athletes from the NFL, NBA, WTA, AVP, LPGA, UFC, MLB, WCAA, Olympics, and Canadian National Track & Field Team, Dr. Koh has enjoyed being a member of various medical teams for organizations including the Ironman Triathlon World Championships, Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, BMX World Cup Pro Tour, VANs Pro Skateboarding and BMX Tour, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Tour. Dr. Koh is proud to have served on medical teams at various U.S. Olympic Training Centers working with athletes from Team USA Weightlifting, USA Beach and Indoor Volleyball, USA Boxing, USA Gymnastics, and USA Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Koh was part of Team USA Medical Team for the Pan-American Games and the NCAA Tae Kwon Do Medical Team. Dr. Koh has served on medical teams for Team USA Volleyball, USA Weightlifting, USA Sailing, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cricket, and USA Track and Field. Dr. Koh has also worked on national & international tours for So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Ringling Bros, Black Sabbath, Beyonce, and Carrie Underwood.

    In addition, Dr. Koh has been a consultant and researcher for Sketchers, Inc., Taylor-Made Golf, Inc., NBA Head Trainers Association, US Olympic Sports Med Dept., Muscle-Aid Tape, Inc., and Aspen Medical Products, Inc. He has published various articles for national physical therapy publications such as Advance Magazine and In Motion Magazine.

    Dr. Koh is recognized as one of the “Best Physical Therapists in Southern California” by KCAL9/KTLA5 Television Stations in Los Angeles.

    -Over 20 years of experience in Sports & Orthopedic PT for athletes in NBA, NFL, NCAA, MLB, and Olympic Teams

    -International Olympic Medical Team Provider

    -Team USA Volleyball Medical Team Member

    -Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member

    -Team USA Bobsled & Skeleton Medical Team Member

    - Team USA Sailing Medical Team Member

    -AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member

    -ASP Pro Surfing Medical Team Member

    -Vans Pro Skateboarding Medical Team Member

    -Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

    -U.S. Government Expert Witness for Physical Therapy

    -Speaker to PT Schools, Medical Schools, International PT Conferences worldwide


    Nick Perkins, PT, DPT

    Dr. Nick Perkins was born and raised in San Diego, CA. From a young age he was involved in multiple

    sports, and eventually became a tri-sport varsity athlete during his High School years. Dr. Perkins was

    also a youth sports coach where he promoted self-esteem and confidence through fitness at multiple

    elementary and middle schools in San Diego. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science

    from the University of California Irvine.

    Dr. Perkins received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with high honors from the University of St.

    Augustine in San Marcos, California. The University of St. Augustine’s comprehensive curriculum

    provided him with a strong background in physical rehabilitation of various patient populations with an

    emphasis in orthopedic and manual physical therapy. Dr. Perkins is also an instructor with KOH

    Education for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques (IASTM) course. He is a medical

    team member of Team USA weightlifting and the AVP Pro Beach volleyball tour.

    Dr. Perkins continues to expand his practice by becoming certified in Graston Technique, IASTM L1 & L2

    Expert Practitioner using Fibroblaster, Advanced Concepts in Kinesiology Taping, and Fascial

    Manipulation® techniques. Dr. Perkins also completed continuing education coursework in Total Motion

    Release Spinal Manipulation as well as a year-long Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series.

    Following his passion for teaching Dr. Perkins became a Certified Clinical Instructor and has accepted

    multiple Physical Therapy Students for clinical internships.

    Dr. Perkins was selected as class representative for the Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA), and

    eventually took a leadership role as the SPTA Vice President, where he enjoyed copious opportunities to

    volunteer and fund-raise for local and national physical therapy initiatives. Dr. Perkins, was also chosen

    by his professors to be an anatomy tutor, and a Teaching Assistant for the Spinal Evaluation and

    Manipulation course at the University of St. Augustine. He relished the opportunity to teach his

    colleagues. Dr. Perkins, received certificates in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic,

    and Lumbar Spine, Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex, Extremity Integration, and Myofascial Manipulation in his

    final trimester. His clinical experiences allowed Dr. Perkins to treat a diverse patient population ranging

    from dependent geriatrics to advanced athletes in both land based and aquatic settings.

    Dr. Perkins current career goals are to continue his education with numerous other clinical

    specializations. Dr. Perkins hopes to continue expanding his practice and integrate his passion for

    athletics and fitness with his therapeutic interventions to bring out the inner athlete in all his patients.

    • Team USA Weightlifting Medical Team Member
    • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Medical Team Member
    • Assistant Instructor for IASTM L1 Practitioner course for KOH Education
    • Certified IASTM L1 & L2 Expert Practitioner
    • Certified Graston Technique provider
    • Certified in Advanced Concepts in Kinesiology Taping technique
    • Certified Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation technique
    • Certified Clinical Instructor
    • Trained in Fasical Joint Pumping techniques
    • Trained in Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series




Past events

03 Aug 2019 IASTM Level I Practitioner
03 Aug 2019 Instrument ONLY for IASTM Level I Practitioner
01 Jun 2019 NorCal: One Day HVLA Technique Course (Licensed Therapists Only)
05 Jan 2019 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp Jan-Nov 2019
09 Dec 2018 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp December 2018
14 Jul 2018 SoCal: One Day HVLA Technique Course
09 Jun 2018 NorCal: One Day HVLA Technique Course
06 Jan 2018 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2018
02 Dec 2017 One Day HVLA Technique Course for PTs (Palo Alto)
27 May 2017 One Day HVLA Technique Course for PTs (Palo Alto)
25 Mar 2017 Spinal HVLA (Bay Area): Clinical Application and Skills Development for the Physical Therapy Student
18 Mar 2017 Spinal HVLA (Los Angeles): Clinical Application and Skills Development for the Physical Therapy Student
20 Sep 2016 Laurie Hartman's Spinal & Extremity Soft Tissue and Joint Manipulation One Day Special Course
11 Sep 2016 One Day Grade V Mobilization Course - Los Angeles, CA
13 Aug 2016 Spinal High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques 2 Day Course
22 May 2016 One Day Grade V Mobilization Course - San Francisco, CA
11 Mar 2016 Essentials of Spinal Manipulation
17 Feb 2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016
09 Jan 2016 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2016
07 Nov 2015 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
21 Oct 2015 AAOMPT 2015 Conference: "OMT: Minimizing Pain, Normalizing Movement, Maximizing Function"
26 Sep 2015 California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Annual Conference
01 Aug 2015 Practice Update: Clinical Management of the Cervical Spine
30 Jul 2015 Advanced Manipulative Therapy for the Spine and Extremities
26 Apr 2015 Grade V Mobilizations Clinically Relevant, Frequently Used, Evidence Based Techniques
18 Apr 2015 The Hip Joint: Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
11 Apr 2015 2015 California Student Conclave
13 Mar 2015 Essentials of Spinal Manipulation
10 Mar 2015 PT Legislative Day
17 Jan 2015 Diagnosis and Management of Shoulder Pain
10 Jan 2015 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2015
22 Oct 2014 AAOMPT 2014 Conference: Clinical Reasoning: The Science, Skills and Value of OMPT
16 Aug 2014 ANATOMY Review: A Cadaver Course, with special focus on the Peripheral Nervous System
09 Aug 2014 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
17 May 2014 Taping Techniques for the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist
26 Apr 2014 The Upper Quarter Pain Puzzle...Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient with Upper Quarter Neuropathic Syndromes
22 Mar 2014 2014 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module II
20 Mar 2014 2014 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module I
06 Dec 2013 A CLINICAL OVERVIEW OF MANIPULATIVE PROCEDURES OF THE SPINE & EXTREMITIES - DONATIONS ONLY Nov 24-Dec 6
09 Nov 2013 An Osteopathic Approach to Pain and Dysfunction in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
02 Nov 2013 An Osteopathic Approach to Pain and Dysfunction in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
22 Sep 2013 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
18 May 2013 Taping Techniques for the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist
20 Apr 2013 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
17 Mar 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module III
15 Mar 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module II
23 Feb 2013 Connective Tissue Release CS100
12 Jan 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module I
30 Sep 2012 2012 IFOMPT Conference
30 Sep 2012 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
30 Jun 2012 Improving Outcomes Utilizing the McKenzie Centralization Concept and Manual Therapy in the Lumbar Spine
09 Jun 2012 Grade V Mobilizations (GPM-V) Immediately Applicable and Effective (Pomona)
24 Mar 2012 Grade V Mobilizations (GPM-V) Immediately Applicable and Effective (Sacramento)
08 Feb 2012 CSM 2012
27 Oct 2011 CPTA Advocacy Event
26 Oct 2011 AAOMPT Conference
24 Sep 2011 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
26 Jul 2011 COMPTSIG Statewide Membership Meeting
09 Feb 2011 CSM 2011
03 Oct 2010 COMPTSIG Business Meeting
03 Oct 2010 The Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium: Spend a Day With Master Clinicians
01 Oct 2010 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference
22 May 2010 Lumbar Instability: Segmental Stabilization Progression into Functional Mobility. "Training for Quality of Life"
24 Apr 2010 Grade V Mobilization: An evidence-based course
27 Mar 2010 Grade V Mobilization: An evidence-based course
01 Oct 2009 Looking Over the Shoulder of a Clinician
01 Oct 2009 COMPTSIG Business Meeting

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